Meghan Markle's dad says will miss wedding, needs heart procedure

Philip during the Royal Windsor Horse Show last week

A palace statement on "this hard situation" did not confirm the TMZ report that Thomas Markle had decided not to attend Saturday's wedding at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

"This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding", the palace statement said.

The Royal Wedding has been embroiled in chaos recently as Meghan's father, Thomas Markle, pulled out of giving the bride away at the eleventh hour, citing urgent heart surgery for his reason.

Sharing a parent with United States of America, home of Markle's former show, Suits, NBC gained access to her Hollywood circle - including NBCU cable entertainment chair and Markle mentor Bonnie Hammer - for May 16's Inside the Royal Wedding.

Thomas Markle also said that Meghan tried calling him Monday, but he missed her call.

Mr Markle said Meghan has tried to contact him, but has hasn't spoken to her on the phone.

Meghan's father Thomas Markle is reportedly on his way to hospital again.

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The Daily Mail reported that police were clearing away sleeping bags and other possessions belonging to homeless people in Windsor ahead of the wedding. They divorced in 1988 when Meghan was six years old.

There is now speculation Meghan's mother Doria will walk her down the aisle.

According to the LAX website, it takes travellers 2,200 footsteps from vehicle seat to plane seat, but for members of the Private Suite, it's a mere 70 footsteps. He said she sent him a text saying she loved him and was anxious about his health, and is not angry about the staged paparazzi photo shoot.

BA also said any passengers named Harry, Meghan or Megan flying on Saturday will be allowed to use its first-class lounge and all customers on the day will be given lemon and elderflower Victoria sponges, the same flavour as the royal couple's wedding cake. "The media was unfairly making him look bad so I suggested he do positive photos for his benefit and the benefit of the royal family".

Meanwhile, Ms. Meghan's extended family has begun arriving in the United Kingdom despite not being on the guest list.

With file from the National Post.

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